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    Do u keep the trailer tongue on the ground when not in use?

    I'm curious if you all keep the trailer tongue on the ground when not in use to keep water from entering the cylinders? I've got a 95 Waveventure 700.


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    I put the ski on the trailer and pull it out of the water a few feet. While still on the incline of the launch, I start the engine up and blip the throttle to push the water out of the exhaust. Then when at home, i stored it nose higher to let the water in the hull to drain to the back.

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    Cool thx. Haven't had the ski on the water yet. Only ran it in the driveway. The whole time with the tongue on the ground and then blipped it few times after turning off the water. Then put it away level and disco'd the battery.

    Really paranoid about water getting into the cylinders.

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    we like to block the couplers off the ground with a 2x4 or two. scorpions like to sleep in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmpeter View Post
    we like to block the couplers off the ground with a 2x4 or two. scorpions like to sleep in there.
    1+++ same here in florida...
    also clear your engine after a run as cutlass describes above..

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    How does trailer tongue on the ground keep water out of the cylinders?

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    x3 on startup and blip the throttle after coming out of the water. It clears things right out.

    If there's water in the hull I'll just disconnect the trailer from the truck and lift the tongue as high as I can for a minute or so....99% of it runs out quickly through the hull plugs.

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    I think the exhaust manifold runs toward the bow then curves up and towards the stern? If so then I'm hoping a little down angle on the bow will help to keep water out of the exhaust ports?

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    that pipe doesnt get water till the end of the chamber, If I'm thinking about it correctly,...IMHO a 45% forward tilt should not let water go forward past the hump,thou moisture still in the system may STILL condence in the chamber thru water evaporation from further down stream....I'd let it set level or a bit nose high as others have noted to let gravity help drain the hull and the exhaust system.. leave your hood cracked open as this let air circulate to help remove moisture!!

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    Actually I was thinking more of while running off the hose and the period afterwards, even after shutting off the water.

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